State Parks Blog

Owen Smith

When we think of a soft breeze, we tend to think of it as nature’s way of giving us a pat on the back. For Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites’ (GSPHS) resource management unit, this pat on the back can turn into a punch in the gut if they aren’t paying attention.

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Owen Smith

Summer is winding down and students are flocking back to their college campuses to complete another successful (and stressful) academic semester. With 64 state parks and historic sites, Georgia is an awesome state to go to school because there is a state park near all our college campuses. We compiled a list of the best outdoor spots to visit, no matter where you go to school this semester.

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Owen Smith

We all love our dogs like members of our own family. They provide immediate fun and greet us at the door with more joy than anyone else in our homes. Strangely, there's been some compelling findings on people actually looking like their dogs. Some photographers have caught on, and have done hilarious photoshoots that make humans and dogs look like siblings. So what if Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites were dogs? We've compiled a list matching our parks with different breeds. Can you guess each one?

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Owen Smith

Throughout the month of July, Georgia State Parks recognized our park rangers in celebration of World Ranger Day on July 31st. This annual holiday commemorates the founding of The International Ranger Federation. World Ranger Day is also a day to remember rangers who have been injured or killed while protecting international, national and state parks. We asked our social media followers to help us support our rangers and rangers around the world as they protect and conserve the delicate balance between our natural ecosystems and the public by sharing our posts in July.

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Owen Smith

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. After reorganizing the State Board of Forestry in 1931, Georgia State Parks Division was born with two parks to its name: Indian Springs and Vogel. Over the next 90 years the division grew substantially in size adding many more parks and historic sites. Its mission has remained similar throughout the years: to protect Georgia’s natural beauty and historic integrity while providing opportunities for public enjoyment and education.

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